In my last post I discussed weekends under a Texas Standard Possession Order. Every once in a while a specific month provides a perfect example for things I am trying to explain.
Have a look at January 2014. We know from my previous post that a standard possession order includes weekends measured by the first, third and fifth Friday of the month.
In January the date for a standard possession weekend are the 3rd, 17th and 31st. Very simple, right? Well, no it is not. Most people think they have the first, third and fifth “weekend” of the month and don’t understand the Friday thing. If you use that rationale, you would then be confused by the weekend of the 31st thinking that Saturday is the “weekend” and therefore that is the first weekend of February. That thinking is wrong.
The 31st is a visitation weekend under a Texas Standard Visitation Order, but it is a fifth weekend. If it is a fifth weekends, then the following weekend, February 7th, would be the first Friday of the month of February. Back to back weekends. It works like this every month there is a 5th Friday of the month.
Hope this helps.